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HALIFAX, May 31 /CNW/ - Pier 21 will unveil the Scotiabank Research Centre, celebrating Canada's rich cultural diversity. The Scotiabank Research Centre holds thousands of stories, photographs, documents and oral histories in its collections and is a place to share and preserve memories for the future. The Centre will offer Canadians the opportunity to explore stories of immigrants who crossed through Pier 21 upon arrival to Canada.What: Unveiling of Scotiabank Research Centre and Media Tour Where: Pier 21, Halifax N.S When: Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 9:30 a.m. media conference 10 a.m. media tour, photo and interview opportunities Who: Robbie Shaw, Chair of the Board, Pier 21 Sabi Marwah, Vice-Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, Scotiabank Canadian immigrants who passed through Pier 21 upon arrival to CanadaThis newly restored award-winning National Historic Site of Pier 21 tells the stories of 1.5 million immigrants, war brides, displaced people, evacuee children and Canadian military service personnel who passed through its doors between 1928 and 1971. Now Canada's last surviving ocean immigration shed, Pier 21 promises a dramatic exploration of a critical part of our heritage through interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and activities for all ages. Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2006 the Bank provided more than $42 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education and social services. Scotiabank is on the World Wide Web at www.scotiabank.com.
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